Grand Prize Contest

Welcome to ScreenplayFest’s Grand Prize Contest!  The screenplays below are the finalists throughout 2012 who competed for the Grand Prize — award packages over $5000!

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Grand Prize 2012

Last Days of Zombie

Last Days of Zombie

In this black comedy, a gang of talking zombies goes on a quest to steal the serum which will finally cure their hunger for human flesh. (Revision: September 13, 2012) Read On

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Through Maria’s Eyes

Through Maria’s Eyes

Gizella, a poor young Jewish woman, takes on the identity of Maria, a Christian, to save her family and herself from Nazi persecution, with only hope and determination to pull her through. Read On

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The Outcasts of Vandalore

The Outcasts of Vandalore

In the year 2021 nuclear war results in a worldwide apocalypse. The few individuals, who survived the famine, plague, and mutations, escaped into caves and underground sanctuaries. Sixteen years later... Read On

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Master Guardian

Master Guardian

When a mentally-disabled man meets an identical twin he never knew he had he begins an investigation into his true identity that leads him to discover shocking secrets about where he came from. (Revis... Read On

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Firewatch

Firewatch

June 2001. Single mom cannot afford drug rehab for nineteen year old son. By chance, she wanders into a Marine recruiting office at a strip mall. She has a naive notion that she can force her son to e... Read On

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Fade To Black

Fade To Black

An aspiring screenwriter’s life tailspins when he gets caught in a love triangle with a struggling actress and the daughter of the most powerful producer in Hollywood. Read On

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Devil Bastard

Devil Bastard

A cult of idiots summon Satan into our realm only to realize that he is a total dick and must be banished back to Hell. 2012 June LoglineFest Winner Monologue: 97-98 Read On

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Bouncing

Bouncing

A lazy quitter turns hero as he saves a bunch of loser Bouncers and their two-bit bar from security guard Armageddon. Read On

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The Transcenders

The Transcenders

After a violent car accident, two lifelong friends awaken from comas with the ability to stop time and transcend to a parallel universe. Read On

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Suicide Party

Suicide Party

A ripped from the headlines drama about a formerly successful business professional who can’t find work, is losing his house, and decides to throw a suicide party with his friends’ help to... Read On

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ONU

ONU

Alrick Onu, a CIA agent who has spent his life seducing women, suddenly gets a huge surprise when his precocious 12 year-old daughter, whom he never knew existed, shows up on his doorstep. Read On

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The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper

A young gypsy and powerful musician seeks his revenge on the townsfolk who murdered his father a decade earlier. Monologue: Pages 11, 50, and 109 Read On

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The Aboke Girls

The Aboke Girls

After one hundred and thirty of her students are kidnapped by vicious rebel militia, an Italian nun working at a school in Uganda, pursues the kidnappers into the heart of a violent and lawless countr... Read On

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The Road To Jubilee

The Road To Jubilee

Jubilee is a talented singer/songwriter who grew up in the tragic shadow of her mother, the nearly famous Honky Tonk singer Daisy Picket. When Jubilee goes on tour to help manage an up and coming Rock... Read On

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The Shyster

The Shyster

An orphan is taken in by a gang of Northeast Philadelphia criminals and grows up to lead them in a turf war with the Russian Mafia. Read On

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Fingers

Fingers

A man known as Fingers, who has been alien to the human experience his entire life, makes the decision to kill himself on his thirtieth birthday.  A wrench is thrown into his plan, however, when a cha... Read On

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Sir Guinevere

Sir Guinevere

Before she was a queen, Guinevere was a bad-ass knight bent on revenge. What she didn’t count on was falling in love. When her new found happiness is ripped away by the man that murdered her father, G... Read On

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Stormangels

Stormangels

When cross-dimensional twin worlds bleed into each other, the unproven leader of a medieval village must brave the trek to the hostile otherworld to seal the breach. 2012 May User of the Month Runner-... Read On

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Russian Cross

Russian Cross

Caleb Kaplan is a bullied high school loner who befriends the mysterious new Russian student in school. He soon finds out that he has inadvertently been sucked into his new friend’s Russian gang... Read On

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Shades

Shades

A pair of sunglasses passes between characters in Southern California, causing a dramatic intersection of their personal stories. 2012 June User of the Month Monologue: 98-107 (interrupted) Read On

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April’s Fool

April’s Fool

When oh-so-serious BRETT goes head-to-head with his prankster half-brother TODD for their father’s gag toy factory and for the heart of the same woman, all is fair in love and toys, UNTIL a swee... Read On

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Stan & Gary vs. The Dead

Stan & Gary vs. The Dead

When a zombie outbreak hits Philadelphia, will best friends Stan and Gary be able to overcome their slacker ways, escape the city, and save their families? Eh, maybe they’ll get around to it. Read On

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Race for the Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy

The galaxy is under assault from a dark threat; an alien race called the Kalraki that invades, plunders and enslaves world after world. Chad, the selfish cyclebot racer, and Quin, the strong, honorabl... Read On

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Tea With bin Laden

Tea With bin Laden

In this black comedy, two US soldiers, fleeing from the Taliban in Tora Bora in the early days of the war in Afghanistan, accidentally discover Osama bin Laden’s cave. They spend an evening with... Read On

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Crash Pad

Crash Pad

A balls out yet meaningful romantic comedy highlighting the extreme juxtaposition between expectations and reality in one of the most prestigious professions in the world: the commercial airline pilot... Read On

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